Becoming a Coaching Company

Any company with a respectful and inclusive culture, desk space, a good internet connection, and a team of developers happy to share their knowledge can make a good Coaching Company. Some select companies who have been Coaching Companies in the past are Absolventa, Travis CI, SoundCloud, NIRD, GitHub, 6Wunderkinder.

Note: There will be no RGSoC in 2019 as we focus on our rebranding and a restructuring of the program. Even though we will not organise a 2019 edition, we’re still committed to connecting contributors from underrepresented groups who want to work on open source through our network and social media. If you’re interested in supporting a team of volunteers in your local community, send an email to our community mailing list stating that you are offering your space and coaches and saying where you are located. You can also spread the word by mentioning us on Twitter (@RailsGirlsSoC); we’ll retweet and help you connect with prospective contributors. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us by email if you have any questions!

Coaching Company Guide

What does a Coaching Company do?

A coaching company provides a home for a team including:

  • a dedicated space in an office,
  • available coaches for questions and support,
  • an inclusive culture and safe space.

Where are Coaching Companies located?

The Rails Girls Summer of Code community is international, and our participants work on their projects all over the world. Consequently, Coaching Companies can be located anywhere in the world as well.

In fact, we explicitly encourage companies from all over the world to get involved; wherever you are located, there is probably a team that could really use your support.

Locations of Teams in 2015

How do we become a Coaching Company?

  • Send an email to our community mailing list stating that you are offering your space and coaches. Don’t forget to let people know where you are located! You can also spread the word by mentioning us on Twitter (@RailsGirlsSoC); we’ll retweet and help you connect with prospective contributors.
  • Write a blog post to get the word out about you wanting to become a coaching company: talk about your dev team, the work environment, and your motivations for wanting to host a team. We’re happy to share your post on our social networks and help you find a team!

If we didn’t cover all your question here, then drop us a line! We’d be happy to talk.